“The path to success is to take massive, determined action.”
- Tony Robbins
Since we were away for most of January, February is my 'New Year' for 2015 for starting projects.
This is BIG year for projects!
The picture above shows our rearranged spare room. We took apart our spare bed and stored it in the built in wardrobes at the back of the room. These robes were hiding my fabric stash - but no more!
Now my stash is piled up in a heap. My task this year is to work my way through it - sewing things to use, give as gifts or sell. By the end of 2015, I want to just have my sewing desk (on the left) and the wooden chest of drawers that you can just see peeking out on the right. All those boxes, bags, pockets etc have to go!
Having everything out in the open is going to be a daily reminder and motivation to keep on sewing. To start with I'll have to move boxes just to reach my sewing machine! I have lists of things to make and I've tried to divide the lists up into a time schedule over the course of the year.
I think I'm venturing into unchartered territory here. I can find lots of posts on blogs and articles about stashbusting, reducing your stash and organising your fabric stash; but nothing about trying to use it all up!
I know it's a massive ask - but the way our spare room looks now is a HUGE motivation to get this done. All the fabric, notions and other bits and bobs I've saved over the past 10 years, are going to be put to use.
Use What You've Got is my motto and that's certainly what I'm sticking to this year!
So how about you?
What does your fabric stash look like? Do you have any pictures to share? Does it need to be used up?
I may be a bit crazy to attempt this challenge - but I do hope you'll follow along and see what I make and also the progress photos of my shrinking stash over the year!
Better get started!